Article from the 23rd December, 1914, in the Scarborough Pictorial showing the people of Scarborough were not downhearted after the German bombardment.
KEEPING THE FLAG FLYING - SCARBOROUGH MENS BRAVE ACTION
A correspondent forwards the following:- "Among the special constables detailed for duty when the bombardment commenced was ex-sergeant R Wariner, of the Municipal Police, who was ordered to the Castle Hill.
On arrival there Constable Wariner was joined by Coastguard Mason, and they found the flag of the signal station shot away, and the Union Jack lying on the ground. They were determined that the old flag should be kept flying, and Coastguard Mason securing a rope with the assistance of Constable Wariner secured it to a telephone pole which had escaped injury and once more the flag was hoisted and bravely floated in the breeze.
Having accomplished their task Warriner turned to Mason and asked "Are we downhearted?" to which Mason heartily replied "No," and, in spite of the terrible ordeal Scarborians had just passed through, I believe that this is the general feeling.